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The National Guard and the Athens City-County Health Department administered free pop-up COVID-19 tests at the Athens High School parking lot in August.

Long Into The Pandemic, Ohio Valley Health Departments Aren’t Just Fighting COVID-19

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Ohio Valley ReSource · 092421OVR – F The pandemic has swamped health departments. Since August, Ohio Valley health departments  have been dealing with a massive surge in cases and that means more testing, contact tracing and phone calls. Although disease investigation is a core service of health departments, the pandemic has demanded a continual, robust… Read More

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Kids As Young As 5-Years-Old Will Be Eligible For Ohio’s Vaccine Lottery

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio is launching another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to give out scholarships to winners of a sweepstakes if they get the shot. But there’s a catch in this new lottery plan. That means the “Vax-2-School” lottery will be postponed, in hopes that approval happens by the end of the… Read More

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The 66th COVID-Related Death Has Been Reported In Athens County, Along With 85 New Cases For Oct. 1

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 66 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 7,308 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 85 new cases were reported for the same day…. Read More

Millersport players surrounding their coach as he talks to them

After Years Of Struggles and Disinterest, Football Returns To Millersport

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MILLERSPORT, Ohio (WOUB) — After back-to-back seasons with only one win, the Millersport football program dissolved due to lack of interest. Four years later, the Lakers are once again fielding a full roster. With the help of recruitment efforts from running back Mason Reynolds and head coach Jack Treinish, Millersport High School has a football team for… Read More

Police officer, teacher, and firefighter with their heads above water.

A Troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Will Get An Overhaul

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A troubled student debt relief program for teachers, police officers and other public service workers will soon get the makeover that borrowers have been demanding. Next week, according to a source familiar with the plans but who is not authorized to discuss them publicly, the U.S. Department of Education will unveil… Read More